Monday, October 3, 2011

Life of Lion's Mane Jellyfish


Life of Sea | Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) | Lion's Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. Giant Jellyfish or Winter Jellyfish are other name of this creature. The range is limited to the cold, boreal waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic and North Pacific Ocean, but rarely found farther south than 42 ° north latitude. Similar jellyfish, which can be the same species known to inhabit waters near Australia and New Zealand. Find them alive or deep below the ocean surface or just below the surface of the ocean water.
Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Cnidaria
Subphylum:     Medusozoa
Class:     Scyphozoa
Order:     Semaeostomeae
Family:     Cyaneidae
Genus:     Cyanea
Species:     C. capillata
 

This jellyfish has a big bell with a broad flat top. It has many arms, with tentacles in eight clusters of eight primary lobes. Color and size vary, depending on the area. It can be pink, yellow and orange-brown, or dark brown and red. The Lion's mane jellyfish can grow to a size of more than two meters in diameter. They have a powerful sting and will reel in their prey with their sticky tentacles. The jellyfish are mainly feed on zooplankton, small fish, ctenophores, and the moon jelly. Predators of the Lion's mane jellyfish in seabirds, larger fish, other species of jellyfish, and turtles.
Lion's mane jellyfish usually very close to the surface stay by more than 20 m depth, their slow pulsations weakly driving them forwards, they depend on ocean currents, which travel great distances jelly. Lion's mane jellyfish are often spotted during the late summer and autumn, when they have become a big size and movements to sweep them closer to the coast. Lion's mane jellyfish can stabbing. Therefore, you avoid the lion mane jellyfish if possible and especially during the peak of their population in encounters the late summer and autumn. 
Like other jellyfish, Lion's mane jellyfish are capable of both sexual reproduction in the medusa stage and asexual reproduction in the polyp stage. Lion's mane jellyfish have four different stages in their long lifespan, a larval stage, a polyp stage and the medusa stage ephyrae stage. The female bears are jellyfish tentacle fertilized eggs in the eggs develop into larvae polyps. The start reproducing asexually, creating piles of small beings called ephyraes. The individual ephyraes demolition of the chimneys, where they eventually grow into the medusa stage and become adult jellyfish.

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3 komentar

Lalithaa November 6, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Very informative.

Lalithaa November 6, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Very informative.

Laiky Bumpass December 6, 2017 at 2:11 PM

Whoever wrote this never took English because most of these sentences don’t make sense and are hard to decipher.

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